Delta Vehicle Systems Panhard Lift Bracket, 3" & 5"

Joined
Jan 29, 2007
Messages
439
Location
Sydney, Aus
I have the better part of double that lift but if the differences are half of what I've noticed in a short period of time, yes worth the coin.

Edit - I don't know the geometry side well enough to know if it's linear or exponential in regards to benefit gained. If it's linear my comment stands, if it's exponential I'm not qualified to comment. I'm sure others are.
It’s probably more exponential than anything given the the arc that panhard swings as the suspension cycles. Only my rear right tyre rubs the rear outer corner of the wheel arch flare/body. I’m thinking that a bracket may push the axle far enough over towards the other side to give it clearance.
 
Joined
Jan 29, 2007
Messages
439
Location
Sydney, Aus
What springs do you have?
Previous owner fitted them. All I know is they’re yellow like the old man emu ones and they have airbags in them. I figured he wanted the softer rate spring for the daily duties and pumps up the bags for towing his caravan.

Not very helpful sorry
 
Last edited:

Delta VS

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
738
Location
Boise, ID
Previous owner fitted them. All I know is they’re yellow like the old man emu ones and they have airbags in them. I figured he wanted the softer rate spring for the daily duties and pumps up the bags for towing his caravan.

Not very helpful sorry
Can you get underneath and get the measurements talked about in the first post? That’ll 100% tell you if it’s worth it or not.
 
Joined
Jan 10, 2017
Messages
1,232
Location
New England, USA
Good enough for me. Thanks. Now if the upper link bolt wasn’t conspiring with the coil to get me:

View attachment 1805127
Hey @MoJ

How'd you end up getting your bracket on? I had a little time yesterday and tried to install my bracket. I ended up having the same issue with getting the bolt around the spring with my Slinkys. I tried using the hi lift jack but the top of the Slinkys would expand so much that those bottom coils didn't want to move. I tried using a floor jack to compress the spring but couldn't move the coil enough either. I'm considering trying to find someone with a lift or just pulling the coil. Not sure which one is easier.
 

icorradoi

SILVER Star
Joined
May 15, 2011
Messages
418
Location
Bay Area, CA
Hey @MoJ

How'd you end up getting your bracket on? I had a little time yesterday and tried to install my bracket. I ended up having the same issue with getting the bolt around the spring with my Slinkys. I tried using the hi lift jack but the top of the Slinkys would expand so much that those bottom coils didn't want to move. I tried using a floor jack to compress the spring but couldn't move the coil enough either. I'm considering trying to find someone with a lift or just pulling the coil. Not sure which one is easier.
Pulling the coil was the easiest solution for me.
 

smritte

SILVER Star
Joined
Apr 29, 2013
Messages
91
Location
Ontario Ca
Just wanted to add to this
My 96 cruiser has a 2" (ish) lift, 35's, heavy bumpers, swing out, drawer system... typical cruiser load out. On long trips if im doing over 70 mph, the sweeping turns, even lane changing could be scary. This got real bad after the part time kit.

I arrived at my sisters house yesterday after a 4hr trip. Sway completely gone. I was cruising at 80-85 the whole way. In the past I could do that only if I kept it real straight and I didn't have to change lanes.

All I can say is, this bracket rocks. Probably one one the best mods yet.
Good job guys.

Scott
 

Delta VS

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
738
Location
Boise, ID
Just wanted to add to this
My 96 cruiser has a 2" (ish) lift, 35's, heavy bumpers, swing out, drawer system... typical cruiser load out. On long trips if im doing over 70 mph, the sweeping turns, even lane changing could be scary. This got real bad after the part time kit.

I arrived at my sisters house yesterday after a 4hr trip. Sway completely gone. I was cruising at 80-85 the whole way. In the past I could do that only if I kept it real straight and I didn't have to change lanes.

All I can say is, this bracket rocks. Probably one one the best mods yet.
Good job guys.

Scott
Thanks for the kind words Scott. Glad you are feeling safer and happier with your rig now!
 

HDJdreams

SILVER Star
Joined
May 9, 2013
Messages
615
Location
Rocky Mountains
@Delta VS Another Data Point: 97FZJ80 with Slinky Intermediates and a 5” difference between axle and frame panhard mounts - I had to grind down the 3” bracket, it was touching the spring and interfering with alignment of bolt holes. Need to update the design with less of a spine.

FWIW - I have adjustable upper arms and they were set to level the pinion.
 
Last edited:

Delta VS

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
738
Location
Boise, ID
@Delta VS Another Data Point: 97FZJ80 with Slinky Intermediates and a 5” difference between axle and frame panhard mounts - I had to grind down the 3” bracket, it was touching the spring and interfering with alignment of bolt holes. Need to update the design with less of a spine.
Noted, thank you for the feedback! Are you happy with the ride post-install?
 
Joined
Jun 28, 2014
Messages
172
Follow up review as the last review didn't contain any real offroad driving.

Just got back from a few days in Moab.

(Sorry Dave that I didn't reach out with plans and an invite, didn't think it would actually happen until last minute and as such there were no plans to share).

Anyway, after putting some good mileage on the bracket on Bull Canyon, Hell's Revenge, and Poison Spider I can report that I had zero issues and noticeable improvement in handling all around. I didn't notice any issues with new rubbing on flex. If anything articulation and traction seemed much better than I remember it last time I was in Moab. Also, hitting enormous wind gusts on much of the return trip I also felt the vehicle handled much better with those as well! All told the 1200 miles of pavement driving and however much dirt road/trail driving we did was all around more enjoyable.

Still super impressed and extremely happy with the purchase!

-Evan
 
Joined
Feb 21, 2016
Messages
12
Location
Sandwich Islands
I installed the 3” PLB this weekend on my 96 LX. It definitely feels more sure footed in all conditions. The fit and finish of the bracket is high quality.

The panhard rod bolt looked pretty close to my DS spring (OME heavy) but I don’t have any signs of interference on the coil.

Definitely worth the time and $$$!
 

LandCruiserPhil

Peter Pan Syndrome
Supporting Vendor
 
 
Joined
Mar 10, 2004
Messages
24,415
Location
Scottsdale Arizona
Delta's panhard riser is something 80 series has been needing for years. My old ~6"+ lifted 80 had 1-1/4" of side to side through its travel in the rear.:eek: You could push down on the rear bumper and feel the side shift:eek: I started wanting one 15 years ago but because I didnt have confidence to build one due to the what happens if it breaks as there is a lot of stress on the bracket with a 7000lb 80 series. Along come 2 design engineers with skills and software to design and run stress test so nothing catastrophic can or will happen. Im proud and comfortable to sell any product @Delta VS produces (and I do) knowing what has gone into the design. The results will be noticed on any 2.5" or more lifted 80 on the trail, a speed bump at the mall, or plowing into a turn at highway speeds. This should be a part of any lift kit IMO.
 

Delta VS

Supporting Vendor
Joined
Mar 12, 2018
Messages
738
Location
Boise, ID
Delta's panhard riser is something 80 series has been needing for years. My old ~6"+ lifted 80 had 1-1/4" of side to side through its travel in the rear.:eek: You could push down on the rear bumper and feel the side shift:eek: I started wanting one 15 years ago but because I didnt have confidence to build one due to the what happens if it breaks as there is a lot of stress on the bracket with a 7000lb 80 series. Along come 2 design engineers with skills and software to design and run stress test so nothing catastrophic can or will happen. Im proud and comfortable to sell any product @Delta VS produces (and I do) knowing what has gone into the design. The results will be noticed on any 2.5" or more lifted 80 on the trail, a speed bump at the mall, or plowing into a turn at highway speeds. This should be a part of any lift kit IMO.
Thanks for the kind words Phil! Pretty stoked we got to meet at OE last year. As you know, we are working hard every day to bring more new, problem solving products to market.
 

MTKID

Mostly Stock
 
 
Joined
Mar 8, 2004
Messages
496
Location
Montana
Thanks for the kind words Phil! Pretty stoked we got to meet at OE last year. As you know, we are working hard every day to bring more new, problem solving products to market.
How’s the 100 series version coming along?
 
Top Bottom